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DIRECTIONS

By Public Transportation:

From Northeast Philadelphia:

Take westbound Market-Frankford elevated to 11th and Market Streets.
Walk south on 11th Street two blocks, turn left and walk one and a half blocks. The Library will be on your left.

From South Philadelphia:

Take Broad Street subway to Broad and Walnut Streets.
Walk east on Walnut Street four a half blocks. The Library will be on your left.

From West Philadelphia:

Take the eastbound Market-Frankford elevated to 11th and Market Streets.
Walk south on 11th Street two blocks to 11th and Walnut Street. Turn left and walk one and a half blocks. The Library will be on your left.

From the suburbs:

Call SEPTA at 215-580-7800 to determine the regional rail line closest to your home.
Take the train to the Market East Station at 11th and Market Streets.
Walk South on 11th Street two blocks to 11th and Walnut Streets. Turn left one and a half blocks. The Library will be on your left.

By car:

Metered parking is available on the street.
There are also various parking garages in the area.

From the Betsy Ross Bridge and points Northeast Philadelphia:

  • Take I 95 South to exit 22, formerly exit 17(Central Philadelphia/Independence Hall/Callowhill Street).
  • At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Callowhill Street.
  • Continue on Callowhill Street to 8th Street.
  • Follow 8th Street to Spruce Street and turn right.
  • Follow Spruce Street to 9th Street and turn right
  • Follow 9th Street to Walnut and make a left. The Library is on the north side of Walnut Street.

From points North and West of Philadelphia:

  • Take PA Turnpike to Exit 326, formerly exit 24(Valley Forge)
  • Take 76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) to Philadelphia
  • Take Exit 344, formerly exit 38 (Central Philadelphia/676 East)-a left-lane exit.
  • Take the Broad Street Exit- a right-lane exit
  • Get into left lane and follow signs for Vine Street
  • Follow Vine Street to 10th Street and turn right onto 10th Street
  • Follow 10th Street to Walnut Street
  • The Library is located on the North Side of Walnut Street between 9th and 10th Streets

From Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike:

  • Take Exit 20, formerly exit 25A and follow signs for Route 476
  • Take Route 476 to Exit 16A, formerly exit 6; then take Route 76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) to Philadelphia
  • Take Exit 344, formerly exit 38 (Central Phila/676 East) a left lane exit
  • Take the Broad Street Exit- a right lane exit
  • Get into left lane and follow signs for Vine Street
  • Follow Vine Street to 10th Street and turn right onto 10th Street
  • Follow 10th Street to Walnut Street
  • The Library is located on the North Side of Walnut Street between 9th and 10th Streets

From Route 309:

  • Take Route 309 South to the end of the expressway
  • Turn right onto Route 611 South (Broad Street)
  • Continue on Broad Street (approx. 6 miles) to Vine Street
  • Turn left onto Vine Street and follow to 10th Street
  • Follow 10th Street to Walnut Street
  • The Library is located on the North Side of Walnut Street between 9th and 10th Streets

From the Main Line:

  • Take Route 476 North to Route 76 East, exit 16A (Schuylkill Expressway) to Philadelphia
  • Take Exit 344, formerly exit 38 (Central Philadelphia/676 East) a left lane exit
  • Take the Broad Street Exit- a right lane exit
  • Stay in left lane and follow signs for Vine Street
  • Follow Vine Street to 10th Street and turn right onto 10th Street
  • Follow 10th Street Walnut Street
  • The Library is located on the North Side of Walnut Street between 9th and 10th Streets